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Donatella Versace famously loves New York City, but what about her Versus collaborator Christopher Kane? At the new Versace store in Soho this afternoon, we asked the Scotland-born Kane about his favorite New York memory. "I remember traveling here from Virginia in one of those China buses," he said. "Now I'm such a scaredy-cat, but when you're a student, you're fearless. And I remember finding these creative pockets in New York and just having fun."
In his role as the Soho store's first guest curator, Kane has created a selection of limited-edition Versace-inspired products, including t-shirts, golden earphones, and a board game. He designed them all with the charms of Mercer Street in mind. "I think the store as a whole is a really great environment," he says. "It's big enough; you feel enmeshed in the products as soon as you walk in. Obviously, with Prada on the corner, it's a great little community here. Lots of cake you can eat."
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